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It has been three years, 10 months, and 25 days since Rihanna launched her 2016 album Anti—sure, I counted. Whereas we’re immensely grateful for all of the glow-inducing goodness Fenty Magnificence has given us through the years (and different goodies from Savage x Fenty and her latest child, Fenty), WE WAN’T THE ALBUM! Rihanna’s totally conscious that her followers are pining for her ninth album, and on Sunday, December 22, she gave us the R9 replace we did not deserve.
“Replace: me listening to R9 on my own and refusing to launch it,” she captioned a video of an lovely canine bobbing its head to Home of Ache’s “Leap Round,” which has already garnered over 10 million views because it was initially posted. It is a hilarious video that elicits a bit chuckle till actuality units in and also you notice that we’re nonetheless enjoying the ready recreation. Ma’am, what did we do to deserve this therapy?
However what if she’s simply increase anticipation to drop the album earlier than the yr ends? Final December, a fan requested Rihanna when R9 will probably be launched, to which the singer replied, “2019.”
In an interview with Vogue earlier this yr, Rih teased that her forthcoming album will probably be “reggae impressed.”
“It’s not gonna be typical of what you recognize as reggae. However you’re going to really feel the weather in all the tracks,” she informed the outlet. “Reggae all the time feels proper to me. It’s in my blood. It doesn’t matter how far or lengthy eliminated I’m from that tradition, or my atmosphere that I grew up in; it by no means leaves. It’s all the time the identical excessive. Regardless that I’ve explored different genres of music, it was time to return to one thing that I haven’t actually homed in on utterly for a physique of labor.”
There are seven days left in 2019, Rihanna. What’s your transfer?